Apple Releases iOS 7.1.1 with Improved Touch ID, Bug Fixes

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iOS 7Apple releases iOS 7.1.1 Tuesday, an update that improves "Touch ID fingerprint recognition." The update also includes an issue with Bluetooth keyboards and another keyboard responsiveness issue.

Apple's patch notes in full:

iOS 7.1.1

This update contains improvements, bug fixes and security updates, including:

  • Further improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition
  • Fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness
  • Fixes an issue when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

That security link has not yet been updated to include information on iOS 7.1.1.

iOS 7.1.1 is a 1.42GB download through iTunes.  As noted in the comments below, the over-the-air (OTA) update is just 26.1MB.

iOS 7.1.1 Download

iOS 7.1.1 Download through iTunes

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Only 26.1 MB over the air.

Bryan Chaffin

Thanks for the note, Doc! I updated the article.


Why the difference in size between over the air and using iTunes?


It’s the difference between the entire OS, and only the pieces that have been updated.


>Why the difference in size between over the air and using iTunes?

Using iTunes you get the complete software package, OTA is just the incremental update.


Thanks so much!


You’re welcome.

By the way, this is why people suggest that, if your phone has a problem and you suspect that something is corrupted, you reinstall/restore using iTunes. It always reinstalls the whole system (OS) and the standard apps.

In a similar fashion, I always install updates for OS X using the Combo install package as the “delta” updates had problems. Maybe that’s better now. It also means that I only have to download once and can then apply that to several Macs.

Kevin Donovan

Is Apple preparing for iOS 8?

Lee Dronick

  Is Apple preparing for iOS 8?

I bet that they are.

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